Originally Posted by NatureMama3
Well, my first clues were symptoms in the 2ww. They were MUCH stronger than normal for me. I got an early positive test (11dpo, for me it is rare before 12-13dpo) and they darkened much more quickly than normal. DH mentioned it looked like I was already showing a little on 16dpo when we got my first blood test back at 624 (which is WAY above normal/average for that stage). The second done 2 days later was 1655 which is not only way higher but doubling faster than normal. All combined they're very suspicious to me.
my options are similar to yours. hospital birth (with family practice doc in local hospital where they only do epidurals when anesthesia is there
) or UC. The local m/w doesn't do twins, apparently.
Complicating my concerns is that I would WANT to stay with medical care long enough to make sure they weren't risky for TTTS if identical. I realize it's a very tiny risk of that happening again, but I wouldn't be at peace if I didn't know.
Thanks for the info. I understand why you would want to check for TTTS if you have dealt with it before. I didn't have any HCG blood tests done as I just see a HB midwife, so I don't know what my levels were. I do know that my symptoms were very strong right from the beginning. I have been amazed at how exhausted and emotional I have been compared to my other 2 pregnancies. Also the nausea has been pretty severe.
Also, my uterus is way bigger than even baby #2. I'm 11 weeks and my uterus is 2/3 up the way to my belly button
I know you can get bigger with each child, but this is dramatic compared to my last pregnancy and I'm 100% sure on my dates. When I talked to my MW about it she said it could be twins and then told me not to worry about it as there isn't any reason to need to know right now. I don't plan on any u/s's so I'm hoping that if it is twins that I carry so that I don't measure far enough ahead that my MW would ask me to get an u/s. I wouldn't mind surprise twins
Also, when she found a heartbeat last week it was pretty far to one side which I don't remember with my other 2. I wish I had some intuitive feeling about this, but I really don't.